Friday, December 01, 2006


DC screenings extended another week

For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON, DC Following a strong opening weekend in Washington, DC, "ABDUCTION The Megumi Yokota Story" has come out as the top film at the E Street Theaters. Landmark Theaters, which owns and operates the E Street Theaters in DC, reported its attendance numbers Thursday night. "This is wonderful news," said Chris Sheridan, who, along with his wife, Patty Kim, directed and produced the documentary film. "It shows that audiences really want to see this film and want to hear the story of Megumi and her family."
"ABDUCTION The Megumi Yokota" Story opened Friday, November 24th, Thanksgiving weekend, to excellent reviews in The Washington Post, the City Paper and the Washington Times. It beat out much larger, bigger-budgeted films like "The Fountain", "The Last King of Scotland" and "The Queen". It was only supposed to continue until November 30th, but Landmark Theaters decided to extend the film until December 7th due to its popularity.
The film tells the story of Megumi Yokota, a 13-year-old Japanese girl kidnapped by North Korean spies. The filmmakers followed her parents' emotional journey to try to bring her home.
"ABDUCTION The Megumi Yokota Story" is produced in association with the BBC and with the assistance of Fuji TV. The Executive Producer of "ABDUCTION The Megumi Yokota Story" is Jane Campion, the Oscar-winning director of "The Piano".


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